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PHMSA Pipeline Data & Stats Website and Incident Flagged File Change

PHMSA has revamped the data and statistics portion of its website to a new and more modern look. Additionally, PHMSA updated its data specifications for Pipeline Incident Flagged Files as of June 30, 2015 to provide property damage totals in (1) 1984 dollars; (2) nominal dollars as of the incident; and (3) current year dollars as of the date of the data download. Property damage totals in 1984 dollars are included because one of the criteria for a “significant incident” is $50,000 in total costs, measured in 1984 dollars. Based on current 2015 inflation calculations, the significant incident total cost threshold is $99,458 in 2015.